Artists and Teachers
After many years of teaching in Kurtistown, HI, Jamie moved her studio to Downtown Hilo and opened Kilauea Pottery in May 2017. You'll find a beautiful array of home goods largely produced by Jamie and her students, and a spacious studio where workshops and classes for all ages and skill levels are offered.
Potter's Assistant, Paint a Pot Manager
Born and raised on the Big Island, Shelley is a local girl through and through. She is a well-seasoned crafter, having participated in Hilo's Craft Fairs for decades. Shelley was first introduced to pottery at Hawaii Community College and after a long hiatus of pursuing other arts, she rekindled her connection with ceramics when she found Jamie at Kilauea Pottery five years ago. Her gift for creativity can be seen in her many beautiful wares. Shelley currently lives in a plantation community with her family.
Having done art for most of her conscious life, Marleena fell in love with clay while taking lessons with Jamie during high school. Since then, she has developed her skill through intermittent practice and a variety of projects in other media. Marleena enjoys raising chickens, hunting bugs, gardening, playing the piano, and learning languages. She recently returned from a year abroad in Peru where she visited the Amazon and its insect population. Marleena hopes to communicate the beauty of creation through artistic means.
With a specialty in matching colors and delicate touches, Reese Whiteman is an expert teacher and a talented artist. We’re so lucky to have such a wonderful Lead Instructor!